The TAG Heuer Carrera is a sleek and clean-styled luxury watch that you can wear everyday, and while it doesn’t come cheap, it’s a much more affordable option than say a Rolex. The Calibre 5 Range of the Carrera now offers a bold Day-Date Window at 3. While it still has the same automatic movement as the standard Carrera (which also just received a slight makeover), the new Day-Date version bumps up in size from a 39 mm to 41 mm, and the retail price moves from $2,900 to $3,300.
You might be really sad that Breaking Bad is over, but if you have $6,300 – you can still wear Heinsenberg’s watch. Or if you’re the first person to get to a certain phone booth, you can get one slightly used for free. For his 51st birthday, Jesse Pinkman gave Walter White a Tag Heuer Monaco, an automatic chronograph that pays homage to Tag’s long history with auto racing. Steve McQueen wore a Monaco in the film Le Mans, and it’s been an iconic timepiece ever since. Going forward, we’re guessing it’ll be associated with a meth dealing chemistry teacher.
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer line is a series of luxury sport watches designed for aquatic sports and this new sailing inspired model holds true with it’s 500M/1660ft water resistance. The Aquaracer 500M Ceramic features a large 43mm case, chronograph functions, date display and is topped off with a black ceramic unidirectional bezel. Powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre 16 automatic movement the watch has a 42 hour power reserver when not in use, and luminescent hands and indexes provide excellent visibility in the dark or underwater adding to the usability of this luxury sports watch. Retails for $4,300.
TAG Heuer recently released details on their latest concept watch, the Carrera CMC (Carbon Matrix Composite) Concept Chronograph. Made with the same space-age carbon composite found in Formula 1 cars, this futuristic Carrera weighs only 76.9 ounces and the resilient construction will allow the watch to age with less wear and tear than other luxury watches. No mention of price, but we’re sure it won’t come cheap.
TAG Heuer is obviously best known for their watchmaking, but also have rich history with auto racing. They’ve also released a new line of TAG Heuer accessories, and this racing jacket is probably the coolest. Designed to be identical the jacket Steve McQueen wore in the film Le Mans – this slick jacket embodies both the spirit or racing and the seventies. It just may be tough to get your hands on one as it appears they are currently only being sold at select TAG Heuer boutiques.
If you’re looking for a sharp and sporty watch from a luxury watch brand, check out the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Grand Date. Shown above in white with a stainless steel band, TAG Heuer also offers sporty rubber bands which are great for summer and when you’re increasingly active. The unidirectional titanium carbide-coated bezel functions as a tachymeter to measure average speed and the precise Swiss quartz movement is both shock and magnetic resistant. Sapphire crystal protects the dial, luminescent markers, running second counter, and date display that make up this handsome watch. Another great feature is that the battery has an “end-of-life” indicator, which makes the second hand skip in 4-second increments to notify you that the batter is on its last legs (while still keeping the correct time).
GET IT: $775 (30% Off)
If you’re looking for a watch built for speed, check out the Tag Heuer Formula 1 series. Recently added to the collection is the Chronograph Full Black model, which was engineered with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and race tested by F1 driver Jenson Button. The blacked-out stealthy looking watch features a 42mm case that is steel coated with titanium carbide, sapphire crystal face, date display, and luminescent markers. Powered by precision quartz movement, the watch boasts a 1/10th of a second Chronograph and will stay put while you’re racing thanks to the double-security folding clasp and rubber bracelet. All of which won’t come cheap, the retail for this new model is $1,995.
Celebrating 150 years of fine Swiss watch making, TAG Heuer recently launched a new edition to their Carrera line, the Calibre 1887 Chronograph. This 41mm contemporary sport watch displays it’s automatic Calibre 1887 movement through a sapphire crystal caseback, which powers the watch for 50 hours – or 40 when the chronograph is in use. Available with a white or black face, the polished steel case can be paired with alligator skin or matching polished steel bracelets. List price a little over $4k.
Water resistant up to 500M, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer is one well built dive watch. Powered by swiss-automatic movement, this men’s watch will require no batteries and is constructed with the crafstmanship that TAG Heuer has been known for since 1860. Features include a unidirectional black brushed steel bezel, black dial with luminous hands and stick hour markers, luminiscent minute markers around the outer rim, and date display. There is also a skeleton case back where you can see some of the inner workings of this quality timepiece.
GET IT: $2,145